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To Marathon or NOT to Marathon

There is usually a large temptation to do a winter marathon but most triathletes. Sometimes they can be a great idea. You just have to know what the purpose is. They are a great idea if: - You just want to run a marathon - You are trying to qualify for Boston - Obviously, if Marathoning ...

It's Not A Sin To Walk During a Triathlon / PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma II

PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, An Update A couple months ago I did a blog on PRP http://bit.ly/2wVgiUn to try and give the athlete some way to judge for him or herself whether the hype that follows any new product or procedure.  Newer websites will promise you the moon for this not inexpensive injection but the more we perform it in a variety o...

In the Days of Iron Men and Wooden Ships

What's the Best Diet for Triathletes? High fat? Low fat?  High carbs?  Low carbs? What's the best diet?  Who knows?  Dave Scott recently came out supporting a new study in the NY Times on the side of fat over carbs. http://nyti.ms/2wOSrT2.  Supporting the carb side was noted multisport author Matt Fitzge...

One Month Till Kona: What You Should See & Do

Joe Friel: My Mentor, My Friend, One month Till Kona This is my 663rd blog post.  I'd like to dedicate it to Joe Friel, my mentor, my friend, my patient.  None of what I have achieved in triathlon would be possible without him.  From coaching me for many years and meeting me at the finish line in Kona with an ice col...

Can Both a Father and Son Qualify for 70.3 Worlds in TN? Yep!

Do You Feel Guilty If You (think) You Train Too Much? As a triathlete and parent, you always wonder if you let the sport get in the way of your family.  "Do I short change the kids when I'm out on that long bike?"  Over the course of 11 years, with 3 kids growing up, I did enough training to run Kona 5 times.  As any of yo...